$667,000 Arizona Lottery Record-Breaking Pick 5 Jackpot Claimed

SOURCE: Arizona Lottery

PHOENIX, AZ–(Marketwire – July 20, 2010) –  A winner has finally come forward to claim the $667,000 record-breaking Pick 5 jackpot from the drawing Saturday, July 10.

The winner, who requested to remain anonymous, purchased the ticket at a Phoenix Fry’s Marketplace located at 3949 E. Chandler Blvd.

The winner was out of town last week and didn’t find out she had won until she had the ticket scanned at Fry’s yesterday morning. She has been out of work for three months and says she cried with disbelief when she received the news.

“This was the highest Pick 5 jackpot in the history of the game,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller, executive director of the Arizona Lottery. “It was a joy meeting the winner, handing her the huge jackpot check and hearing how this win will significantly change her life.”

Drawings for Pick 5 are broadcast every Monday through Saturday during the 10 p.m. news on Channel 15 (ABC) in Phoenix, Channel 13 (CBS) in Tucson and in Spanish on Univision Arizona.

Players can check their numbers by logging onto www.ArizonaLottery.com or by calling the winning numbers hotlines at 480-829-PICK in Phoenix and 1-800-499-3798 in all other Arizona areas. Players can also opt-in to receive winning number text alerts by texting “AZLOT” to 411247.

Players must be at least 21 to purchase or redeem tickets. The Arizona Lottery reminds everyone to please play responsibly.

About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it receives no General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets — nearly $3 million per week — fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out over $3.9 billion in prizes to players, more than $2.3 billion in net profit to the state, and almost $500 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at www.ArizonaLottery.com, by visiting the Arizona Lottery Facebook fan page at www.Facebook.com/ArizonaLottery or by following the Arizona Lottery on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/AZLottery.

Contact:
Karen Emery
Arizona Lottery
(480) 921-4472

Jennifer Adler
E.B. Lane
(602) 417-1594

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